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Old 12-29-2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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no ctrl-a or ctrl-z in emacs or on command line?


Fedora is up and running fine, I use emacs and sometimes prefer pico for quick edits. I have found that pico is now gone, replaced with gnu's nano. OK, but Ctrl-a now no longer works on the command line or in emacs, what's the deal? Also, ctrl-z no longer works to suspend a job so that I can background it.

any thoughts? I don't have these two set up as keyboard shortcuts.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 07:09 AM   #2
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ctrl-z works kere on the command line, through ssh.. Fedora core 1. I don't know for ctrl-a, what its function?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 11:11 AM   #3
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ctrl-a = go to beginning of line in command history or in emacs or in pico, etc...

Last edited by ashlock; 12-30-2003 at 03:10 PM.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 12:49 PM   #4
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I am using Core 1 and mine still works.

Not sure what it could be.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 03:09 PM   #5
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update:

all keys work fine in windows xp. Disabling the swap ctrl/caps option in XF86Config also allows ctrl-a and ctrl-z to work fine with the left ctrl key, but not with the right ctrl key.

Then when I enable the swap ctrl:swapcaps option in XF86Config, ctrl-a and ctrl-z don't work (with either the caps lock key acting as control, or the native right-ctrl key). However, all other ctrl-key combinations work. Maybe this is related to the right-ctrl-a and right-ctrl-z combinations not working before swapping caps and ctrl?

Last edited by ashlock; 12-30-2003 at 05:11 PM.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 08:00 PM   #6
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It was a Dell BIOS bug.

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportfor...cending&page=4
 
  


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